Sunday, August 31, 2014

Designer Crafts Connection: Preserving your Memories

Hi Crafty Friends!

This month on the Designer Crafts Connection round-up, we're designing crafts that preserve memories.  Whether it's your last vacation, special family photos or scenes from your childhood, we have ideas for you!  Be sure to click on the big blue DCC button to the left of this post and see what all the designers have created!

This month I created an etched frame and an etched vase.  My youngest daughter got married a little over a year ago.  Yes, I'm finally getting a photo in a frame.  I'm notoriously bad at getting photos into frames or albums.  Most of mine reside on the hard disk or in shoe boxes! 

The vase is from the wedding centerpieces.  I first etched a border, then added the initial of her married name inside the border.  This will be a great reminder of a wonderful occasion. 

The vase and stencils
The border stencil

The second stencil
Finished Vase and Frame

Here is the finished vase with a frame I also etched.  The frame is etched with the word "Family" and features a photo from the wedding of four generations.  These were etched with etchall® etching creme found on  For a more detailed tutorial on etching with this fabulous product, see my post here.

Come back next week for some great design ideas using Kunin felt, Beacon glue and Buttons Galore and more buttons.  That blog hop starts on September 7.

Happy Crafting!